Being a PC guy this is no surprised to me, but for some odd reason Mac users still think that a Mac can outperform a PC that costs the same. Well this test should put those thoughts to bed. The guys over at SLR Lounge compared Adobe Lightroom performance of a $4431 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display to a $4370 custom built PC. The results were that the iMac is anywhere from 26% to 114% slower than the PC!
Again, this is no surprise to us and we’ve known for quite a while that Apple computers cannot match a PC when it comes to price / performance. Here is that SLR Lounge had to say about their findings:
“I think I was the most shocked by this comparison. I love Apple products and their designs (especially while Steve Jobs was around, I feel like they have gone down hill since then). But, I still just can’t justify the price to performance. I sat there re-running the tests multiple times just to make sure.”
You can check out their full report here.